Quebec public health is reporting that over the past day, 594 new COVID-19 cases have been announced.
During the same time period, 26,595 Quebecers were vaccinated against the coronavirus — the total number of vaccines administered across the province now total 744,108.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has also added ten new deaths to the provincial total, two of which occurred over the past 24 hours. Six deaths occurred between March 8 and 13, and two from earlier this month.
Hospitalizations have increased by six to 553, and patients in intensive care have decreased by four across the province, now totalling 96.
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There are now 298,186 cases, 280,755 recoveries, 10,550 deaths, and 2,865,086 negative tests.
Last week, Quebec Premier François Legault announced that coronavirus cases have plateaued in the province. “There are no more increases in cases and hospitalizations,” said Legault.
As a result, the government has downgraded most regions in Quebec to Orange Zones. As of March 24, fitness centres (including gyms) and sports facilities can reopen across the province, including inside red zone areas.
The distribution of cases in Quebec by age group is as follows:
The distribution of provincial deaths per age group is as follows:
Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 22,463, along with 909,157 total cases.